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Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill, Radial
Machine Size: 32"
Submitted By: Hal Forsen
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Radial Arm Drill Press model 11-280
Date of Manufacturer: 197?
Serial Number: FY8407 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 2/12/2012 10:47:01 PM

Circa 1970? Rockwell Model 11-280 Radial Arm Drill Press.
I bought this from a young fellow here locally who I found through Craig's List.
His father had a cabinet shop but apparently passed away and the son said he did not need the drill.
Cost me $125 which I think is a pretty good price especially comparing it to the current crop of small radial drills.
It's got the original 1/2 horse Rockwell motor which runs like new with no noticeable vibration and all joints lock up nice and tight.
It obviously needs a little cleaning but it's in pretty good shape; I don't have a dial indicator but did take a piece of drill rod and an engineers square with me and it looks to me like it has almost no run-out at all.
This will make a nice addition to my shop once it's all cleaned up.
I'd like to replace the chuck with a keyless model at some point.

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Comments: Motor
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Comments: All cleaned up and ready to go to work
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